Sedpma Pines Timeshare – Difficult Time Exchanging

Read one owner’s experience with buying a Sedpma Pines Timeshare:

When I bought my time share at Sedpma Pines, RCI assured me that availability was not a problem because only members of the program can access the timeshares. I have since learned that availability is a serious problem, RCI engages in the practice of skimming a large percentage of the timeshares from the system, including many prime timeshares, and renting them to the general public at a profit to RCI, or selling them to vendors who then rent them to the general public.

As a result, no matter how meticulously one follows RCI’s rules and procedures, and no matter how far in advance one begins looking for a desirable exchange, one simply cannot find available destinations.

Since RCI does not allow extending points into the following year without a $99.00 payment one is forced to either forfeit the points or pay an additional $99.00.

Have you had similar difficulty exchanging this particular timeshare or another timeshare location? Let us know in the comments below!

RCI Trading Power Declining?

The following post was submitted by a reader and poses the following questions –

Is RCI’s Trading Power Declining?

Is there a push to convert all RCI members over to Wyndham Points?

We own 2 timeshares – both in Kauai Bali Hai and Ali Kai. We have always traded these, and have always gotten into great resorts i.e. Disney Beach Club and Boardwalk Villas (this year for Christmas). However, I notice lately that rci does not seem to have the same amount of inventory that they have had in past years. Upon questioning one of their CSR agents I was told it’s because owners are renting their units.
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FAQ for RCI Points – How Does the RCI Points System Work?

Before purchasing a points-based timeshare, it is important to know exactly what you will be getting for your money. The following list of frequently asked questions regarding RCI points will touch on many of the basics of the points exchange, and feel free to leave a comment if you have any additional questions.

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